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NIH Vowed to Move Its Research Chimps from Labs, But Only 7 Got Safe Haven in 2015

Nearly three years after the National Institutes of Health announced that hundreds of chimpanzees held for invasive medical experiments would be retired to a sanctuary, relatively few have been so lucky. Only seven made the trip in all of 2015.

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Activists Sound Alarm on Transfer of Chimps to the U.K.

Flouting international law, the United States gave researchers permission to send eight endangered chimpanzees to an unaccredited British zoo, animal activists claim in a federal complaint.

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FWS Sued by NEAVS et al. Over Permit to Yerkes Research Center to Ship Chimpanzees Overseas to Unaccredited Zoo

New England Anti-Vivisection Society a Boston-based, international animal advocacy organization, and its coalition of chimpanzee experts and sanctuaries, filed a lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service challenging the agency’s decision to  issue a permit to Yerkes National Primate Research Center to “donate” eight chimpanzees to an unaccredited U.K. zoo.

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Lawsuit Filed to Free Chimpanzee

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, filed a lawsuit against Sam Haynes and the Dixie Landin’ amusement park for inhumanely confining Candy, a 50-year old chimpanzee who has been alone for more than 40 years. ALDF alleges Haynes and Dixie Landin’ violate the Endangered Species Act by isolating and neglecting Candy.

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Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild

It’s official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal.

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Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home.

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Victory! NIH sending all chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to NAPSA member Chimp Haven

In the latest step towards shrinking chimpanzee research in the United States, the National Institutes of Health announced a plan to retire its stock of 113 research animals from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana to Chimp Haven, a federally funded sanctuary in Keithsville, Louisiana.

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Chimpanzee Testing: Is It the Beginning of the End?

Medical experiments on chimpanzees can be invasive, involving injections, blood samples and liver biopsies. But some say it’s the only way to advance medicine. Miles O’Brien’s report explores whether there are ever instances in which the scientific value of research should offset the moral cost of working with chimps.

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